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20 Years Ago Today

April 26, 1998

Owner Larry Flynt and Hustler, which featured a topless interpretation of the painting "American Gothic," lose an attempt to countersue Nan Wood Graham of Riverside, who posed for the original painting in 1930. Graham, claiming she was defamed by the photo, had filed a $10-million suit against the magazine.

* A dispute over the conviction of a Hare Krishna member for soliciting contributions at LAX leads the California Supreme Court to overturn an L.A. law prohibiting religious solicitations.

* Quote of the day: "Well, one reason is that Richard Nixon is a native of California."--David Eisenhower, Nixon's son-in-law, when asked to explain why Nixon seemed capable of creating hostility.

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